QUALIFICATIONS AND REQUIREMENTS

QUALIFICATIONS AND HIRING REQUIREMENTS

The Franklin Special School District is very thorough in the protocol it uses to hire new employees. When a potential candidate is recommended for employment within the school district, no matter what capacity that candidate will serve, he or she must first go through the following checks:

  • Principals are required to check a minimum of three references before sending the candidate’s paperwork to the Central Office for approval.
  • When the Human Resources Department receives the potential candidate’s paperwork, the department checks the employee against three databases: the Abuse Registry, the Sexual Predator List, and the Department of Children’s Services database of offenders.
  • If the candidate is not indicated on any of those databases, he or she is sent to be drug screened by a third party vendor..
  • If the drug screen is clean, the final step is for the employee to be fingerprinted and undergo a Tennessee Bureau of Investigation background check.

This process is as extensive and thorough as possible because the FSSD’s top priority is to provide a safe and productive environment for its students and employees.

 

Highly Qualified:  All school systems identify teachers within their systems that are designated to be highly qualified. Under NCLB, there are core academic classes that are required to be taught by a highly qualified teacher. This percentage is a reflection of the match between NCLB classes and the teacher actually teaching them who is identified as highly qualified. The FSSD in in 100 percent compliance with the State’s Highly Qualified regulations.

Upcoming Events

Apr
26
Wed
all-day TCAP Science (Part 2) and Englis...
TCAP Science (Part 2) and Englis...
Apr 26 all-day
Science (Part 2), Grades 3-8 (47-51 minutes) English/Language Arts (Part 3), Grades 3-8 (35-50 minutes)Individual schools will create schedules on this day for their specific grade configurations. School schedules will be communicated to families by[...]
Apr
27
Thu
all-day TCAP English/LA (Part 4)
TCAP English/LA (Part 4)
Apr 27 all-day
English/Language Arts (Part 4), Grades 3-8 (45-50 minutes)Individual schools will create schedules on this day for their specific grade configurations. School schedules will be communicated to families by December 16, 2016.
6:00 pm Rising 5th Grade Parent Night
Rising 5th Grade Parent Night
Apr 27 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
All rising 5th grade parents are invited to our school for a parent meeting on April 27th at 6PM.
May
2
Tue
all-day TCAP Math (Part 1)
TCAP Math (Part 1)
May 2 all-day
Math, Part 1 (no calculator), Grades 3-8 (40-45 minutes)Algebra I/Geometry, Part 1 (no calculator) (35 minutes)Individual schools will create schedules on this day for their specific grade configurations. School schedules will be communicated to families[...]
May
3
Wed
all-day TCAP Math (Part 2), Soc. Studies
TCAP Math (Part 2), Soc. Studies
May 3 all-day
Math, Part 2, Grades 3-8 (30 minutes)Algebra I/Geometry, Part 2 (55 minutes)Social Studies Field Test, Grades 3-8 (50 minutes)Individual schools will create schedules on this day for their specific grade configurations. School schedules will be communicated to[...]
May
4
Thu
all-day TCAP Math (Part 3)
TCAP Math (Part 3)
May 4 all-day
Math (Part 3), Grades 3-8 (40-55 minutes)Algebra I/Geometry (Part 3) (55 minutes)Individual schools will create schedules on this day for their specific grade configurations. School schedules will be communicated to families by December 16, 2016.
6:00 pm FSSD Retirement Celebration @ Freedom Intermediate School
FSSD Retirement Celebration @ Freedom Intermediate School
May 4 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
The FSSD Board of Education will host a Celebration to honor all FSSD faculty and staff who are retiring. This special event, which includes a light dinner, is open to the public as we honor those[...]
May
8
Mon
6:30 pm School Board Mtg @ Poplar Grove Elementary School
School Board Mtg @ Poplar Grove Elementary School
May 8 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Reception prior to the School Board meeting at 6:00 p.m.